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Theatre Practitioner - Anaesthetics & Recovery - RA

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Operating Theatres
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Various working patterns, full-time and part-time available)
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Russells Hall Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 Pro rata per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59

Job overview

BAND 5 - THEATRE PRACTITIONER (ANAESTHETIC NURSE OR ODP) - Full and part time positions available

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 ODP's or Registered Nurses with a recognised UK anaesthetic qualification for our suite of operating theatres, and have recently developed a new non-managerial Band 6 clinical role that recognises outstanding skill. All practitioners have an opportunity to undertake training and development that will allow progression towards this role.

We have achieved The Royal College of Anaesthetists with Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA). We are the first Trust in the West Midlands to achieve this accolade.

Our latest CQC inspection rated us as 'good'. Do you have the attributes to help us become outstanding?

We are the Specialist Vascular Centre for the Black Country covering Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton and we have a dedicated vascular theatre with close links to the Interventional Radiology suite.  We have become the Midland Orthopaedic Centre and an Endometriosis Centre.

Our Theatres comprise 10 Main theatres, 4 Day Surgery theatres, 2 Obstetric theatres and support to a Minor Procedure Room and Interventional Radiology Unit.  We have a further Day Surgery Theatre and Ward at our satellite site less than 3 miles from the main site.

If you are a dynamic , enthusiastic nurse with the ability to work well within a highly motivated team and can deliver high quality care, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the care needs of patients within Inpatient and Day Surgery Theatres. He/she will be expected to carry out all relevant forms of care and will be expected to demonstrate/ teach registered/unregistered staff and supervise junior staff as applicable to level of competence.

The post holder will participate in maintaining an environment that is conducive to the delivery and maintenance of a high standard of individualised holistic patient care, and to the establishment of good communications and relationships between staff, patients, relatives and visitors.

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust recognises the values and transferable skills that the Armed Forces community bring and recognise their compatibility with NHS roles.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.


Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Registration with HCPC or NMC
  • Requirement to complete six-month preceptorship or equivalent
  • IT literate or commitment to undertake training

Knowledge & Training

Essential criteria
  • Completion of recognised theatre training programme or relevant experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Willing to undertake professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Willing to rotate across theatres within the Trust for professional development
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment and Health & Safety management


Essential criteria
  • Experience/understanding of theatre practice
  • Recent Anaesthetics and Recovery experience

Communication & Relationship Skills

Essential criteria
  • Effective verbal & written communication skills
  • Team Player
  • Diplomacy
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to be flexible regards to working patterns

Analytical & Judgement Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care

Planning & Organisational Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to organise and prioritise workload
  • Able to keep full and accurate records
Desirable criteria
  • Innovative

Physical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to participate in Emergency activity and On-Calls

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident leaderArmed Forces Covenant Bronze AwardENEI TIDE Gold 2021Care Leaver CovenantNHS Pastoral Care

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stuart Claridge
Job title
Specialty Manager Anaesthetics and Recovery
Email address
Telephone number
01384 456111
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Stuart Claridge Specialty Manager Anaesthetics and Recovery - 01384 456 111 x2600